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Re: [PATCH 21/21] bootstrap: fix 'find: missing argument to `-exec''

From: KO Myung-Hun
Subject: Re: [PATCH 21/21] bootstrap: fix 'find: missing argument to `-exec''
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:04:20 +0900
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> Bruno Haible wrote:
>> So what you are doing
>> here is to add a stray ';', which leads to a syntax error:
> I guess the patch is attempting to work around an incompatibility with
> the 'find' implementation on OS/2, which evidently does not support the
> '+' syntax that was introduced in POSIX:2001.  But one can run the
> 'bootstrap' script on any platform, and then transfer the resulting
> source-file tree to OS/2 for further processing.  So if my guess is
> right, it's not essential to change 'bootstrap' to work around the
> incompatibility.

Your guess seems to be right. I have been using too old version of GNU
find(4.1, 1998). More recent version of find(4.4.2) does not have this


KO Myung-Hun

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